Monthly Archives: June 2013

Into South Burgundy

I’m writing this because I’ve been banished from the fishing bridge. Don’t get me wrong – I quite like catching fish and I like eating fish – but the bit beforehand (all that waiting around) and the bit in between … Continue reading

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4 days in Verdun, by Rosie

This blog is by Rosie. Unedited. Today this blog is about a campsite called ‘La Plage’ (the beach) in Verdun sur le doubs, Burgundy. The campsite we are in is a simple, nice, French campsite with a little play ground … Continue reading

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The heat breaks in delightful Dole

In extraordinary heat and humidity, and with violent storms forecast for the afternoon, we made for an early escape from Besancon and a short day on the bike. The route continued to follow the River Doubs and parallel canals. Lunch … Continue reading

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Hot and bothered, by Tom

This blog is by Tom. Unedited. The day before yesterday was 45 degrees Celsius! It was so hot, Tom was surprised we weren’t in a desert! 60 kilometers of struggling up hills, sweating our heads off, and having breaks every … Continue reading

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We arrive at Eurovelo Route 6!

We’re having a rest day at a riverside campsite at L’Isle sur le Doubs; bike maintenance, washing, homeschool, blogging, eating…we need to build in more days like this. So what’s happened since we left the Alsace? Shane and Helen stole … Continue reading

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Four days in outrageous Alsace

After another gruelling press conference 🙂 we headed westward and upward toward the vineyards of the Alsace. First stop: a small museum on the Maginot Line. The Maginot Line, another built line of static defence, was built after WWI as … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

With floods closing much of the Rhein cycleway we braved the challenge of dismantling our bike and jumped on the train bound for Offenburg, around 260km south of Benno’s place. Benno accompanied us on the train from Saulheim to Mainz, … Continue reading

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